Previously, Atmel Studio and Windows Device Manager recognized my ATMega328P Xplained Mini board, as described here. i successfully programmed the board with Atmel Studio.
But now the board is not recognized by Atmel Studio or by Windows Device Manager. When i plug the board in, it appears the LED blink code i previously uploaded to the board is running. However, AS and Device Manager don't see the board.
How to fix? Is re-installing Atmel Studio really the only option? This problem seems related to USB or drivers, not Atmel Studio. Update: I reinstalled AS, and still not detecting the board.
I uninstalled the device with USBDeview. Now when i plug the board in, i don't see any messages about installing a new device. Nothing is listed in Device Manager under ports.
Is this board just gone bad?